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04-20

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8

Rubbing Mud: So You Want to Trade Your Draft Pick
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Matthew Trueblood

04-13

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Transaction Analysis: Sounds the Knuckleballer Alert
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R.J. Anderson

03-26

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Every Team's Moneyball: Baltimore Orioles: Unearth
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Jeff Long

03-25

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Painting the Black: Getting Personal
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R.J. Anderson

03-18

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Rumor Roundup: Experts: Matt Wieters Can Squat
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Daniel Rathman

03-06

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Transaction Analysis: All the Reliever News That's Fit to Print
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R.J. Anderson

02-20

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5

Transaction Analysis: Happily Everth After
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R.J. Anderson

02-12

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14

Skewed Left: Quoth PECOTA "Nevermore"
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Zachary Levine

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: An Ax To Sign
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R.J. Anderson

02-05

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Going Yard: How Chris Lost His Crush
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Ryan Parker

01-30

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Transaction Analysis: Big Giant Snider
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Jeff Quinton

01-23

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Rumor Roundup: Everth Cabrera is a Wanted Man
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Daniel Rathman

01-22

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Pitching Backward: The Cost of Being on Baseball's Bad Side
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Jeff Long

01-05

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An Agent's Take: The Things You Think About Before Your 43rd Surgery
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Joshua Kusnick

12-31

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Rumor Roundup: You Are About Two Weeks Away From Being So Sick of Ben Zobrist Rumors
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Chris Mosch

12-29

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Transaction Analysis: Grilli, Pierz In
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R.J. Anderson

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-11

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Rumor Roundup: Yoenis Cespedes Is Always Good, Fit
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Daniel Rathman

12-08

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Rumor Roundup: Interested Teams Are Way In On Chen
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Daniel Rathman

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: The Predictable Nelson Cruz Signing, the Predictable Nelson Cruz
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Sam Miller

11-26

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Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles
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Craig Goldstein

11-07

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Pitching Backward: Perfect Hindsight and Bullpen Mismanagement
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Jeff Long

11-05

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Pebble Hunting: Nelson Cruz is Same, Different
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Sam Miller

10-30

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Nelson Cruz
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Mark Anderson

10-21

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The BP Wayback Machine: Fourteen Years of Brian Roberts
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BP Prospect Staff

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: The Unconventional Path: ALCS Game 4
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Sahadev Sharma

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Previews
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Sahadev Sharma and R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Every Choice Ned Yost Must Make: ALCS Game 3
by
Sam Miller

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Three Previews
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Sahadev Sharma and Doug Thorburn

10-10

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Pitching Backward: The Not-So-Sudden Breakout of October's Best Lefty Reliever
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Jeff Long

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. Orioles
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Sam Miller

10-07

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Prospectus Feature: The Great Octoberness Rankings
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Miles Wray

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Quartet of Consequence: The Four Plays That Keyed An ALDS Sweep
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R.J. Anderson

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Recap: Orioles 7, Tigers 6
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Jeff Quinton

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Orioles vs. Tigers
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R.J. Anderson

09-18

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Painting the Black: The Plightin' Showalters
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R.J. Anderson

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups
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Sam Miller

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bo Gone
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Mark Anderson

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Give the Red Sox Your Tired and Your Poor But Do Not Give Them Your Prospects
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Sam Miller

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Goes to Baltimore
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen

07-22

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What You Need to Know: Boston Gives 'Em A Little Thumpin' Thumpin'
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Daniel Rathman

07-21

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The Weekend Shift
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Chris Mosch

07-01

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BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen and Jordan Gorosh

06-09

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9
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Daniel Rathman

05-29

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Transaction Analysis: No Way, Jose
by
R.J. Anderson

05-12

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Transaction Analysis: Call Milone
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R.J. Anderson

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview
by
Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

03-14

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Going Yard: The Many Swings of Chris Davis
by
Ryan Parker

03-10

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Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-07

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Painting the Black: Spring Flings
by
R.J. Anderson

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April 20, 2015 12:02 am

Rubbing Mud: So You Want to Trade Your Draft Pick

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Matthew Trueblood

Is the recent trade of a draft pick from Baltimore to Los Angeles what they've been warning us about?

The Dodgers and Orioles made a peculiar trade last week. They swapped catching depth, the Dodgers tossed in an arm who suits Dan Duquette’s tastes well, and the Orioles sent back Ryan Webb and the 74th pick in June’s Draft. It’s a minor move, one R.J. Anderson covered well on Monday, if only in passing. I don’t want to spend forever picking apart this one transaction, because even though I find it almost unendingly interesting, I acknowledge that it is, objectively, boring.

As part of a larger conversation, though, I can stake a much stronger claim that you ought to pay attention to this move. Notably, this trade involved the Dodgers getting the Orioles’ competitive-balance pick this June. It’s the eighth trade that has involved this small class of tradable picks, and (maybe most notably, or maybe not) makes four such picks in this draft alone that have changed hands. There’s been some talk about that, but even more talk about the fact that the Dodgers appear to have more or less bought the pick from Baltimore. They released Webb shortly after acquiring him, effectively swallowing his $2.75-million salary as a way of paying for the pick outright. In fact, because they also gave more than they got in the details of the deal, we can say that they valued that pick at something around (or north of) $3 million. The Orioles must have valued it similarly, or the trade would not have shaken out the way it did: Baltimore would have held out for something better than Chris O’Brien and Ben Rowen, if they didn’t think the pick at least balanced out the money they saved by dealing Webb. Rowen is a strike-throwing righty with a platoon spl—

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April 13, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Sounds the Knuckleballer Alert

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R.J. Anderson

The Dodgers trade for Ryan Webb, the Rangers trade for Stolmy Pimentel, Mikie Mahtook gets a call-up, and a knuckleballer gets the call in Baltimore.

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How the Orioles excel at picking up players from the discard pile who immediately produce.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: how production comes from unexpected places for the Orioles and Marlins.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Yankees | Mets

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March 25, 2015 6:02 am

Painting the Black: Getting Personal

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R.J. Anderson

Catchers, and the pitchers who love them.

It was a good week for personal catcher lobbyists. First, Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw experienced a rough virginal voyage with Yasmani Grandal, encouraging A.J. Ellis champions and arousing the kind of spring training beat writer-fan turmoil that's often reserved for lineup tweets. Then, a few days later, Blue Jay skipper John Gibbons insinuated he would leverage Russell Martin's defensive talents by pairing him with traditional pitchers, possibly leaving Josh Thole the chore of capturing R.A. Dickey's knuckleball. Again.

The concept of a personal catcher is nothing new, of course. Doug Mirabelli proved so important to Tim Wakefield's success that the Red Sox reacquired him in May 2006, not even five months after trading him to the Padres. Throughout the 1990s, Damon Berryhill, Eddie Perez, and Paul Bako became more famous than their talents merited thanks to Greg Maddux's insistence on having his own guy. Light-hitting Alex Trevino caught all Cy Young runner-up Mario Soto's 1983 starts, and would later serve as personal-catcher-cum-interpreter in the minors. J.C. Martin became Hoyt Wilhelm's right-hand man during the '60s, a relationship profiled in Mark Armour's Paths to Glory: "[On] the ninety-one occasions Wilhelm entered a game and Martin was not already catching, Martin entered with Wilhelm fifty-nine times. ... [On] the seventeen such occasions when Wilhelm came in with runners on base without Martin catching, Martin was brought in fourteen times." And so on.

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March 18, 2015 10:32 am

Rumor Roundup: Experts: Matt Wieters Can Squat

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Daniel Rathman

The Orioles catcher is back behind the dish, Kris Bryant will be back at third soon, and Alex Rodriguez might stay at third.

Matt Wieters sports the tools of ignorance
It had been a while since Matt Wieters last put the gear on: May 4th of last year, to be exact, when his elbow began to bark. The 28-year-old was eventually diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament that required Tommy John surgery, going on the shelf May 10th and staying there for the rest of the season.


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February 20, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Happily Everth After

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R.J. Anderson

The quiet Orioles make a little noise, while elsewhere relievers and zombies are signing.

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February 12, 2015 6:00 am

Skewed Left: Quoth PECOTA "Nevermore"

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Zachary Levine

PECOTA seems to always underestimate the Orioles. Another last-place finish is projected, but is it justified?

As far as February traditions go, it’s moving right up there with rural Pennsylvanians’ abuse of a groundhog and LL Cool J mailing in his Grammy hosting duties. Every year as teams prepare to load up the trucks for spring training, PECOTA gives the Orioles a nice sendoff with a last-place prediction.

It doesn’t matter if they won the year before. And in the small sample size of the last four years, all of which have featured a last-place projection in Baltimore, it doesn’t seem to preclude their winning the division, as they turned last-place outlooks into first-place finishes in both 2012 and 2014.

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February 5, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: An Ax To Sign

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R.J. Anderson

The Rockies get a couple big-league pitchers, Steve Lombardozzi's brings back ever-smaller returns, and some backup catchers are employed again.

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February 5, 2015 6:00 am

Going Yard: How Chris Lost His Crush

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Ryan Parker

Chris Davis' 2014 was obviously worse than his 2013, but were there mechanical changes that led to the poor results?

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January 30, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Big Giant Snider

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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Jeff Quinton

Do you seek the gold?

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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Everth Cabrera is a Wanted Man

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Daniel Rathman

The Blue Jays might be interested in an infielder with legal troubles, while the Orioles might demand a substantial return if they let Dan Duquette go.

Jays might look at Everth Cabrera to play second base
The Jays have a new catcher, a new third baseman, a new first baseman, a new left fielder, and possibly a new second baseman, if Devon Travis, who came over from the Tigers for Anthony Gose, wins the job out of spring training. For all of general manager Alex Anthopoulos’ efforts, though, the keystone might still come down to a competition between Ryan Goins, Maicer Izturis, and Steve Tolleson, if Travis—whose prospect stock varies depending on whose opinion you seek—fails to impress in Grapefruit League play.

Adding another veteran option with upside might thus be tempting. The Jays have some recent history of buying low on players with makeup concerns (Colby Rasmus) or performance-enhancing drug ties (Melky Cabrera), and CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman tweeted Thursday that they might be prepared to go bargain hunting in the same bin.


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